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  • It's All Greek To Meby Charlotte Higgins

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    Why is ancient Greece important? Because, quite simply, if we want to understand the modern Western world, we need to look back to the Greeks. Consider the way we think about ethics, about the nature of beauty and truth, about our place in the universe, about our mortality. All this we have learned from the ancient Greeks. They molded the basic disciplines... more...

  • Women Writing Greeceby Vassiliki Kolocotroni; Efterpi Mitsi

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 72.80

    Women Writing Greece explores images of modern Greece by women who experienced the country as travellers, writers, and scholars, or who journeyed there through the imagination. The essays assembled here consider women's travel narratives, memoirs and novels, ranging from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century, focusing on the role of gender... more...

  • From Solon to Socratesby Victor Ehrenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 26.95

    From Solon to Socrates is a magisterial narrative introduction to what is generally regarded as the most important period of Greek history, from the early history of the Greeks, including early Sparta and the wars with Persia, to the ascendancy of Athens and the Peloponnesian War. more...

  • Greece, A Love Storyby Camille Cusumano

    Seal Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    Greece, it has been said, is where art became inseparable from life. The country evokes a richly embroidered tapestry of images, from old monuments rife with history to idyllic isles of glass-blue sea and blinding white stucco dwellings. Greece enchants its visitors with its beauty, tradition, and spirit. In this eloquent collection, women share... more...

  • Land of Lost Godsby Richard Stoneman

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 21.00

    The glories of classical Greece are an essential part of our heritage and are echoed every day in the buildings and institutions we see around us. But who were the visitors from afar who first appreciated the riches of the archaeological past of Greece and the Greek lands; who opened up the culture and its ancient remains? From as early as 1420 a... more...

  • It's All Greek to Me!by John Mole

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 16.95

    A love affair of a memoir with timeless, rural Greece and a garrulous cast of characters. more...

  • Founding Gods, Inventing Nationsby William F. McCants

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 37.50

    From the dawn of writing in Sumer to the sunset of the Islamic empire, Founding Gods, Inventing Nations traces four thousand years of speculation on the origins of civilization. Investigating a vast range of primary sources, some of which are translated here for the first time, and focusing on the dynamic influence of the Greek, Roman, and Arab... more...

  • Children of the Greek Civil Warby Loring M. Danforth; Riki Van Boeschoten

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    At the height of the Greek Civil War in 1948, thirty-eight thousand children were evacuated from their homes in the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist Party relocated half of them to orphanages in Eastern Europe, while their adversaries in the national government placed the rest in children’s homes elsewhere in Greece. A point... more...

  • The Summer of My Greek Tavernaby Tom Stone

    Simon & Schuster 2002; Not Available

    Tom Stone went to Greece one summer to write a novel -- and stayed twenty-two years. On Patmos, the tiny island where St. John received the apocalyptic visions recorded in the Book of Revelations, he fell in love with Danielle, a beautiful French painter. His novel completed and sold, he decided to stay a little longer. Seven idyllic years later,... more...

  • The Ionian Islands and Epirusby Jim Potts

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 14.49

    Scattered off the west coast of mainland Greece are the seven Ionian Islands, celebrated for their spectacular landscapes, olive groves and classical associations. Together with the mountainous mainland region of Epirus, the combined populations of Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Kythira constitute less than a twentieth of the... more...